The Heart of the Gold Country
Spring is signaled when the bluebirds arrive. These brightly colored birds sometimes raise two groups of young in a season. When the meadowlark sings, summer is on its way. Canada geese can be viewed in our skies and stopping at local ponds and lakes when they make their migration each direction. In the dead of winter, Eagles' nests can be viewed from the water while traveling around Lake Pardee.
Wildlife is part of our daily lives. Most common are the deer, skunks, raccoons, and wild turkeys. Travel on some of the quieter roads, and you may see coyote, bobcat, fox, and an occasional mountain lion. Remember outdoor safety rules while viewing the wildlife. If you are unsure, ask a local ranger at our parks.